Please help us get back to health and a home

My name is Simone and my spouse is Sullivan. 

We have both been ill since March of this year.  Sullivan lost his job as a solar installer in January and I have been working on on off to support both of us. I was considered an essential worker as a cashier in a supermarket after ending my season as a tax preparer. I started getting very sick with symptoms similar to food poisoning and could not keep my job. 

In July my illness started getting worst. We were living in Oregon alone. My spouse was my only caretaker and it took a great toll on him physically and emotionally. .

We decided to leave for NY to seek medical attention and be close to a few people we know.  I was hit by a tractor truck around July 18 on the I80 East near Cozad, Nebraska while we were in transit (google search will  give detail of accident).  I suffered multiple bruises and my left big toe had to be stitched.  I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and a few other conditions upon admission to hospital.

After my release from hospital in Nebraska we tried to complete our trip to NY by plane.  On a layover in NC we both were admitted to the ER in Charlotte. Sullivan has suffered multiple tremors since I was sick due to lack of sleep and stress.  We got separated for about 2 weeks because  the hospital denied that I was ever admitted.  Sullivan tried to file a missing person  report but the police department told him that they could not do it because the officer personally confirmed I was at the hospital even though the hospital would not contact him directly or confirm my whereabouts. 

Sullivan started getting sick the past few weeks and have been diagnosed with heavy metal poisoning.  his treatments to getting healthy are very expensive.  We do not have the financial means to cover costs. Sullivan had just started a new job and have had to take sick leave to heal. 

we have tried applying for temporary assistance with department of social services and disability with social security administration.  As of now our temporary assistance has been suspended because they wanted me to complete a psychiatric assessment within a month time frame which we have not been able to do because of lack of response from professionals with current covid climate.  My disability has been pending for 4 months now and we have not been able to get in touch with SSA office to get paperwork processed.

Between the 2 of us we have over 40,000 of medical expenses due to admissions to ER.  We have maxed our credit card ($5500) to cover basic necessities and some medical expenses. 

We are homeless in NY because we do not have the funds to rent a place. All section 8 programs have been closed down. We have spend some nights here and there with friends and many nights sleeping in our car. (Renting a one bedroom in NY is about $1500 monthly) 

We are reaching out to everyone with a kind heart to help us get back on our feet financially and also to our health.

This year has been very tough for us.  All government agencies that we would normally rely on for help have been nonexistent in our time of need.

Any amount you can give will help us. Even if it’s just 1 dollar. Thank you. 


  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 4 d


Sullivan Colin 
Hempstead, NY
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